China: AIDS Patient Receives Compensation
January 28, 2013
The education bureau of Jinxian County, China, agreed to pay a former teaching applicant 45,000 yuan ($7,228) in damages because the bureau allegedly turned him down after a pre-employment health check found he was HIV-infected. The settlement represents the first time an HIV-infected Chinese citizen has received compensation in an HIV employment discrimination suit, according to Cheng Yuan, director of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Tianxiogong. The NGO targets discrimination against people with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and disabilities.
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